The SU only blog challenge for this week is to make any Mother’s Day card…..so I chose this great new set to be released in May. Wow- this one is really, really fun to watercolor!! I use what I call marker layering when I watercolor an image like this. I lay down a little bit of the color, in this case poppy parade and then in a circular movement I use a blender pen to spread the color out to the outer edge. Then I keep layering more and more marker into the center of my image, making sure to blend, but leave the outside lighter. Then I lay down an even darker color at the base of each petal, in this case, Riding Hood Red. This is my favorite technique in the whole entire world. I can fall asleep watercoloring, but when I do the results aren’t quite as crisp. 😉 I hope you like my BOLD Mother’s Day card…..with that great striped gg ribbon I use every “once in a blue moon”…..and that is the understatement of the year!!!! Happy Stamping everyone!! Until next time……

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  • Vicki Dutcher
    April 19, 2011

    Oh WOW! This is stunning in red!! Just gorgeous~

  • Carol Dee
    April 19, 2011

    STUNNING card. Love the boldness of it. That ribbon is wonderful. (I cold never manage to use it and have it look so good. )Hugs…

  • Kerin
    April 19, 2011

    WOW Karen this is SO gorgeous (as your creations always are), I keep staring at it, wondering how on earth you got that depth of color…I'm going to have to try your technique!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Peggy
    April 20, 2011

    Fabulous bold card Karen! Your watercoloring is spectacular and the bow is the perfect accent! Love it!

  • Heidi Baks
    April 20, 2011

    Beautiful, inside and out! Guess I need to start playing more with my blender pen, huh?

  • Wanda Cullen
    April 28, 2011

    Goodness gracious…this is a real jaw dropper! LOVE your awesome coloring! Bold and beautiful!

  • Edna Morrisedie
    May 2, 2011

    I love how you use red Karen it is always so striking!

  • Vicki Dutcher
    May 16, 2011

    This is such an outstanding card!! That vivid read is too gorgeous! Lady of SO MANY talents!

    Oh I see I commenting already – oh well it deserves 2! 🙂

  • Dianne Hoffman
    July 23, 2011

    Karen, this is so beautiful! I love your coloring, as usual!!!